Fox News: Kimberly Guilfoyle Is ‘Under a Long-Term Contract’

Co-host of “The Five” recently said she is in talks with the Trump administration to replace Sean Spicer

Last Updated: May 16, 2017 @ 8:45 PM

Fox News responded on Tuesday to Kimberly Guilfoyle’s recent comments about being in conversation with the Trump administration for a potential communications role.

“Kimberly is a valued member of the Fox News primetime lineup, and is under a long-term contract with the network,” a Fox News spokesperson told TheWrap about the co-host of “The Five.”

Through a spokesperson, Guilfoyle clarified her remarks. “As I stated in the interview, I really love what I do, and my job co-hosting ‘The Five’ is tough to beat,” she said.

According to the Mercury News, Guilfoyle told the Bay Area News Group on Monday that she is open to leaving her current gig in order to join Trump’s team, which could even involve replacing Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

“I’m a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country,” Guilfoyle is quoted as saying in the report. “I think it’d be a fascinating job, it’s a challenging job, and you need someone really determined and focused, a great communicator in there with deep knowledge to be able to handle that position.”

Guilfoyle, who was married for four years to former San Francisco mayor and current Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, was presumed to be a finalist for the role of press secretary before Trump went with Spicer.

Trump offered a measured endorsement of Spicer during an interview with Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro on Saturday. The president said his press secretary is “doing a good job, but he gets beat up.”